Good read, thanks and I think some main themes that are coming through similar post this year are about increasing focus on a smaller range of activities to increase playing opportunities.
Having also had a ‘nostalgia journey’ into some of the old rule systems, I am glad that most modern rules avoid the simultaneous movement thing that normally went hand-in-glove with written or concealed orders. Modern systems are much more solo friendly.
Your plans for 2019 were really ambitious, so considering your distractions, it looks like 2019 has been a good gaming year for you, added to that your write-ups and sharing of your gaming on the blog have also been a commitment for the benefit of others, so a hobby well shared.
Good luck with your equally ambitious 2020 plans 🙂